Ksenija Glusac is a Chemist at the Solar Energy Conversion Group, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, at the Argonne National Laboratory and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She obtained her B. Sc. from University of Belgrade, Serbia (Mentor: Prof. Radomir Saicic) and PhD from University of Florida (Mentor: Prof. Kirk S. Schanze). After postdoctoral studies at Stanford University (Mentor: Michael Fayer), Ksenija Started her independent research career at Bowling Green State University in 2006, where she was also a member of the Center for Photochemical Sciences. In 2015, Ksenija performed research as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. In 2017, she took a joint position as the associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a principal scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Ksenija studies conceptually new photo- and electro-catalysts relevant to energy storage and solar fuel applications. In specific, she investigates earth-abundant molecular catalysts, which are expected to lead to a new generation of inexpensive and nontoxic materials. Ksenija’s research interests are centered around the following two general themes: (I) electrocatalytic oxygen evolution and reduction reaction by heteroatom doped carbon nanomaterials, (ii) photocatalytic CO2 reduction by biomimetic NADH analog catalysts. Ksenija is a recipient of BGSU Outstanding Young Scholar Award, 2012 NSF Career Award, ACS PRF Postdoctoral Fellowship and 2002 Jones Award for creativity and Originality.